There is a growing trend in workspaces around the world, Lagos inclusive. Traditional workspaces have now been replaced with more friendly and relaxing environments, in a bid to reduce work tension, enhance creativity and boost productivity. The primary aim of workspaces now includes a conducive work environment, promote idea-sharing, engagement, and cohesiveness.
The evolution of workspaces began in the early 90’s when companies discovered that the traditional corporate office drains creativity and affected employee productivity. To make the workplace fun and easy, employers began to innovate in workspace design.
Modern workspace design demands that the workspace should be environmentally friendly. However, it is important to note that the amount of creativity applied to a workspace is vastly dependent on the style of office space. See ”What to seek for in an ideal office space”
Listed below are the various types workspace;
This is an open workspace for more than ten people, suitable for activities which demand frequent communication or routine activities which need relatively little concentration.
This is a semi-enclosed workspace for two to six people; suitable for teamwork which demands frequent internal communication and a medium level of concentration.
A cubicle is a semi-enclosed workspace for one person, suitable for activities which demand medium concentration and medium interaction.
This is an enclosed workspace for one person, suitable for activities which are confidential, demand a lot of concentration or include many small meetings.
A shared office is an enclosed workspace for two or three people, suitable for semi-concentrated work and collaborative work in small groups.
This is an enclosed workspace for four to ten people; suitable for teamwork which may be confidential and demands frequent internal communication.
A study booth is an enclosed workspace for one person; suitable for short-term activities which demand concentration or confidentiality.
A work lounge is a lounge-like workspace for two to six people; suitable for short-term activities which demand collaboration and/or allow impromptu interaction.
This is an open workspace for one person; suitable for short-term activities which require little concentration and low interaction.
What makes for an Ideal work space?
The temperature and ambience of a workspace work space must be conducive. Basic things like air conditioning, access to clean drinking water, coffee etc. must be provided.
Poor lighting can constitute major problems at work, as it can cause drowsiness and even headaches. Poor lighting also makes the user less focused whilst working.
- Environmentally friendly
Gone are the days when the only decorations found in workspaces are award plaques, certificates, books and a computer. Now, you can add home elements, such as family photos, a plant, fancy sculptures etc.
An ideal workspace must be organized, as scattered or clustered spaces make it hard for users to concentrate. It’s a rule of thumb to keep the workspace clean.
Standard Office Services
A workspace should have access to standard services such as;
- Fast internet connection
- Printer and photocopy machines,
- Pinning board.
- Storage for books and files
3INVEST CO-WORK SPACES
At 3invest, we believe in ideal workspaces. Our workspaces are specially designed to suit the needs of growing businesses.
Our mission is to provide flexible and innovative workspace for growing businesses, and with this in mind, we plan to set-up10 offices location in 5 Years across Sub-Saharan Africa.
You can register for our workspace by clicking here
For more information, contact Seyi Obasi at firstname.lastname@example.org